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Guest Message by DevFuse

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1996 outback wagon for $500 is this worth it.

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#1 nicecj7


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Posted 24 March 2004 - 08:53 PM

My friend is selling a 96 outback wagon with 150k . But it has a weird over heating prob so i probably need to cahnge the head gasket...is this car worth it to buy for either just selling it with the headgasket prob or fixing it and selling it ..im just looking to make money ....

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Posted 24 March 2004 - 09:16 PM

Have it checked out by a mechanic. Might be worth another $50-$100 to find out it's just a bad thermostat ot something else fairly simple and cheap. He could also give a general overlook and check for any signs of other possible problems.

What would the repair cost if it WERE a bad HG? Even if it's $1000, you'd be getting a car worth about $5500 for $1500.

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Posted 25 March 2004 - 01:45 AM

Its an outback for $500, of course its worth it :banana:

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Posted 25 March 2004 - 09:17 AM

Yup.. and if you don't think its worth it, send it my way.

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Posted 25 March 2004 - 11:45 AM

I would buy it.

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Posted 25 March 2004 - 11:47 AM

Unless you had to replace the whole tranny AND the engine, there's not much that could be done to that vehicle that would end up making it cost more than buying one at full retail. And that might still be less than full retail and you'll have a car with a new, Zero-miles tranny and engine for the price of one with 150K.

Don't let your friend read this thread. He might rethink that $500.

#7 powderhound


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Posted 25 March 2004 - 02:31 PM

Are you kidding...500$? Unless it's wrapped around a tree it's worth it. DUH!

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